Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hope for Today (Part 5)

Belief that makes a Difference
Does believing, trusting in Jesus really overturn the hopelessness we experience in our world? What really happens when we discard our self-improvement plan and instead give control of our life to Christ?

When you accept something as true, it changes what you do. Accepting Christ means agreeing with Him about your sin, asking Him for forgiveness and inviting Him to be the new leader of your life. A decision to trust Jesus for your salvation means abandoning all attempts to earn His love and spending every day living in that love.

Does it mean we'll be perfect? No. Will we still sin? Yes. Our old sin nature still exists in us. But, we also have the Holy Spirit. He helps us grow in Christ and live a life that please God. And when we fail, He forgives us and helps us start again (1 John 1:9).

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